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Definition of "half-term" [half-term]

  • A short vacation about halfway through a school term (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "half-term" in a sentence
  • "We're now midway through that period, and the information commissioner – the guy who will have to enforce the new rules – has just issued a half-term report on how things are going."
  • "The forecast for the end of week and start of the half-term school holidays is for the unsettled weather to continue, but eventually improve as the wind changes direction."
  • "Now comes a poll that shows likely Republican voters in Iowa -- home of the first-in-the-nation caucus -- are cooling to the half-term governor's charms."